‘Don’t think of teaching as a part-time profession’
Lucknow: The third convocation ceremony of the Nursery and Primary Teacher’s Training (NPTT) Programme of the Study Hall Educational Foundation was held at the Study Hall Prep School here on Thursday. The event started with a welcome speech by the director of the training program Priya Kakkar said that it has been a very enlightening journey for journey for her and the trainees.Dr. Urvashi Sahni, the founder and CEO of the Study Hall Educational Foundation said, “The graduating teachers should continue to learn to sustain good teaching practices. Don’t think of teaching as a part-time profession. It shapes leaders as most of the personality is shaped by the age of 7″.A total of 13 teachers graduated on the occasion out of three have already got jobs in reputed schools of the city. Glimpses of the training program were shared with the guests. Shashi Prabha Acharya the principal of Study Hall Prep School said that the toolbox of the trained teachers is ready and now they should go out and express themselves.Those who have got placements already include Archana Verma, Fatima and Parveen. The graduating trainees also shared their experience and said that teaching and learning have to keep happening simultaneously. “The last year has been one of the most memorable years of my life. It’s almost like a new beginning and I very happy and sad at the same time to be graduating from NPTT. I would like to thank all my teachers for their guidance”, said one of the graduating trainees.
Study Hall Center for Learning organised a Food Fest, brunch prepared by the Home Science students of the institution.
Starting from Emmanuel’s chola, Abraham Musa’s beverage to Anisha’s Kebabs were an instant hit. The food fest was divided into three sections – starters, main course and sweets. All the three sections had atleast 8 different varieties of lip-smacking food.
Parents of the students participating in the event were also invited to the event. All the recipes were highly nutritious and well presented. The event was much appreciated by all the guests.
The food was prepared by the following: Kebab platter by Ameesha, Fruit punch by Abraham Mehandi, Katori Chat by Vanshika, Chhota chat. Emannual, Matar. by Abul, Soup by Hrithik, fruit chat by Pragya, In Main course Bread dahi bara by Sakshi, Aaloo poori. by Jushita, Mushroom do pyaza by Ayaz, Palak corn by Devraj, Idali sambhar chatni by Sai and Sneha Raji, Biryani by Adeeb, in dessert Cupcakes by Aarushi, Sweet potato halwa by Riya, Gazar ka halwa by Aarush, Fruit parfait by Prerna Malavika and Riya Kandpal Banana laddoo by Divyani Shetti.
The Prep School, a pre-primary section of Study Hall School celebrated its Annual Day on Thursday, the 30th November 2017 amidst great zest, vibrancy, and elation.
Dr. Urvashi Sahni, CEO of Study Hall Educational Foundation, other members of the organization grandparents and parents of the children were present during the event.
Mrs. Shashi Mehta, Principal, The Prep School welcomed the guests and shared the journey of how children prepared the performances on the theme “Dazzling Fantasy”. It was a fun-filled, enjoyable experience for the little ones, where they learned a great deal.
Through a delightful melange of drama, dance, songs and dialogues, 350 children of classes Nursery, Lower Prep and Upper Prep created magic on stage. They understood well and explained their parents too, the importance of listening to and reading the stories.
The theme for the cultural show was the importance of stories in a child’s life. Going hand in hand with technology the children must also be encouraged to read stories. The stories “ Crow and the Snake”, “Red Riding hood”, “Sheikh Chilly”, “Frog and the Prince” were beautifully presented on stage by the children in their new avatar. All the performances left the audience applauding.
The effort and time invested by the teachers and children were clearly visible in the delightful presentations by the children, their oozing confidence, and smiles. The Prep School family thanked one and all for being a part of the great show.
Prof. Glynda A. Hull from the University of California, Berkeley along with her team comprising John Scott, Jessica Adams, Devanshi Unadkat and Dhruv visited Study Hall Educational Foundation in connection with the ‘Write4Change: Online Global Writing Community for Youth Online’ research project which aims to learn about how educators and students create and participate in online writing communities and write for social change. The project also aims to know how visualizing data could help students think about their writing and themselves as writers in new ways.
The participants from Study Hall and Prerna schools were put into 4 groups and they were given access to 360 Virtual Reality camera equipment. The students were acclimatized to the use of the new technology. They confabulated about the social issues or themes to weave their stories around. Thereafter they captured the cityscape with their lens along with their escort teachers. Then they thought about the music, subtitles, narration and special effects to complement their visuals. The resultant videos were about the life of the underprivileged girls in Prerna school, the sights and sounds from the culture, history and cuisine of Lucknow, Women Empowerment and the Socio-cultural diversity of India.
The team from Berkeley was quite impressed with the final outcome and lauded their efforts. They congratulated them for their proactive participation and involvement in all stages of film-making. It was teamwork all through and the efforts shone in every aspect of the videos.
It was a mutually enriching interaction and the students of SHEF in particular Study Hall and Prerna learnt how to use the new technique and compared it with the existing 180-camera technology used currently by them. The use of multi-modal approach was a unique experience.
We hope that this ongoing project would provide access to new technology and an interface with global student communities to share, learn and grow together.
Write4Change: Online Global Writing Community for Youth Online
मलिहाबाद स्थित विद्यास्थाली स्कूल मे वार्षिक खेल स्पर्धा Confluence 2017 का आयोजन किया गया। इसमें
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